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Health Care Co. To Pay $60M To End Whistleblower Fraud Suit

Law360, Chicago (February 6, 2017, 5:39 PM EST) -- A national provider of health care in hospitals will pay more than $60 million to end allegations it routinely encouraged its staff to bill Medicare, Medicaid and other insurers for more expensive procedures than those actually performed on patients.

IPC Healthcare Inc. and its owner, TeamHealth Holdings, agreed to pay $60 million plus interest to settle a whistleblower suit brought by a former IPC employee claiming the company paid bonuses based on the revenue brought in by individual physicians and punished hospitals that did not hit...
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